Retired track and field star Usain Bolt earned man-of-the-match honours despite not finding the net for a World XI in a 4-3 penalty shootout loss to England in Soccer Aid 2018 on yesterday at Old Trafford.
The Jamaican, who captained the World XI, gave a decent account of himself in the celebrity and former players match-up. He even put the ball in the back of the 28th minute but had the goal called back for offside.
The Jamaican again found himself in on goal in the 39th minute but fired his shot just wide of goal, before a cheeky 55th-minute dink caused some light controversy as it looked to have crossed the line but was not given. First up from the spot Bolt did manage to give his team the lead but later saw the effort cancelled out as the England team took the lead then won the shootout.
In regular time England took the lead through former national striker Darren Bent and freestyle footballer Jeremy Lynch doubled their lead soon after. The World XI hit back, however, and led the match after goals by Robbie Keane, Juan Sebastian Veron and Clarence Seedorf, but Michael Owen showed a bit of sharp finishing to equalize with only minutes left and send the game into a shootout.